Plea Bargaining Over 90% of criminal convictions come from negotiated pleas and this is the result of simply having better defense attorneys nowadays. The way plea bargaining works is the defendant pleads guilty, however he or she ends up getting a lesser sentence, fewer counts, reduced charges, etc. depending on the type of negotiation they make. Once they plead guilty, they must then allocate, which means they must describe how and why they committed their crime. Although it sounds like a good deal, plea bargaining has its detriments as well as its benefits. One advantage of plea bargaining is that “it often saves the time and expense of a trial, but it does typically mean that the defendant must plead guilty to some crime. Many people often wonder if justice is really served when a person pleads to a lesser offense and is given a lighter punishment than they might have had they been found guilty of the original charge.” (wisegeek.org) Thus, there have been cases where a defendant had to plead guilty, even though they were innocent. “The defendant's lawyer might be most convincing if the plea means no jail time, but even without incarceration, an innocent person may have just admitted to a crime that he or she didn't commit. This could mean carrying a criminal record, paying fines, or being on probation, regardless of innocence.” (wisegeek.org) On the other hand, a person who is guilty benefits from a plea bargain because they get less time in jail, a lesser sentence, reduced charges, or lesser counts. There are even programs offered that are similar to probation except it won’t show on the defendant’s record. Not only can the defendants benefit from plea bargaining but so can the prosecutor and the defense attorney. For the prosecutor, a plea bargain guarantees a conviction. “Moreover, prosecutors may…
Marijuana is can be good and yet still bad. It’s a plant that has the power to be beneficial to mankind and harmful to it. However, putting aside the many cons of legalizing marijuana, the pros of legalizing marijuana still far outweigh the cons.
We hear the most common argument against marijuana is that it’s harmful for the human body, that danger is amplified when taken in large doses, however any substance can be harmful to the human body when taken in mass doses? Ingestion of an excessive…
Pros and Cons of minimum wage
The National minimum wage rate is currently £6.19 for workers over 21. The minimum wage was introduced in April 1999 and is the legal minimum that employers can pay for an employee.
Minimum wage is determined through different age groups and whether or not you are an apprentice:
£6.19 Workers aged 21 and over
£4.98 workers 18-20
£3.68 workers 16-17
£2.65 - Apprentice rate
The minimum wage can be seen in a very positive way as it reduces poverty. The minimum wage increases…
Retrieved from http://socialnetworking.procon.org/
This website shows some pros and cons of social networks. On September 5th 2012 rumors of fires, shootouts, and caravans of gunmen in a Mexico city suburb. This was spread through twitter and Facebook. Students that use social medias are more likely to have a lower GPA. On average, students that use social networks have a GPA of 3.06 and non-users had 3.82 GPA. A pro to social networks is that law enforcement uses these social networks to catch…
attached articles. 15 points
FCA 2: Assesses the role of Bordenkircher v. Hayes in relation to plea bargaining. 10 points
FCA 3: Includes in text citations and a Works Cited Page. 5 points
In Plea-bargaining many of the defendants who know that they have committed a crime, like to accept that they can plea guilty but under circumstances with the sentencing. The defendant who agrees to plea guilty to a lesser crime will receive a lesser sentence, other than the defendant going on trial…
Won’t scare away customers and will increase the number of sales.
Platform must be rented for 6 hours in total during the day to make the same revenue as the full day fee.
Potential revenue if the platform is used for the whole day increases from $12.00 to $18.00.
More work for attendants since they have to keep checking for new customers more frequently.
2. Introduce a half day fee along with the full day fee.
$6.00 for half day (4.5 hours)
Still $12.00 for full day
such as music, movies and art have a major impact on the daily lives of every individual and due to its extensive reach, everyone is seen to be well-versed with what entertainment has to provide. This essay shall exhort discussions based on the pros and cons of entertainment in terms of its contribution to its recipients, various represented ideas and its influential impacts on the society.
First and foremost, entertainment in its many forms has proven to provide its recipients with various recompenses…
The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing services in the US
By Berend Schoute (1713035), student of the VU university Amsterdam.
Hillary Clinton, "I don't know what reality the Bush administration is living in, but it's certainly not the
reality I represent, from one end of New York to the other."
This response came on the statement of the head of U.S. President George W. Bush's Council of
Economic Advisers, Gregory Mankiw. He said: "outsourcing is just a new way of doing international…
Pros and Cons of E-Commerce
“The web is the ultimate customer empowering environment. He or She who clicks the mouse gets to decide everything. It is so easy to go elsewhere; all the competitors in the world are but a mouse click away.” Jacob Nielsen, Designing Web Usability. There are many Pros and Cons when it comes to e- commerce. The use of the internet e commerce has grown drastically in recent years. E commerce is the buying and selling of goods and services on the internet. Even…
The Pros and Cons of Physical Education
Most of us remember gym class. For many of us, it was the most hated or the most anticipated class. Those that were a little bit heavier or not as athletically inclined may remember the class as a nightmare, while others may remember it as the most exciting time of the day. Either way, physical education was required. Today, however, the necessity of physical education classes is up for debate. Parents, faculty, council members, and even the…
Pros and Cons of Abortion
Abortion is a very controversial subject that has been continually argued over for the past few years and probably many years to come. The main controversy is should abortion be legalized? First before we get into the many sides of abortion we must first define abortion. Abortion is the destruction of the fetus or unborn child while the child is still in the mother’s womb. This can be done by almost anyone from the mother herself to back alley abortions and even to abortions…